“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark.” (Matthew 24:37-38).
In the Scripture above, Jesus was warning us that life will go on as normal until His second return. Like Noah’s day, life was normal until Noah and his family entered the ark. (Genesis 6 &7). God gave them plenty of warning. But they refused to prepare for the coming destruction. They were not willing to repent from their ways and turn to the Lord. They mocked and ridiculed Noah! They lived like there was no tomorrow, violence and corruption filled the earth. They ate, drank, married right up until the time Noah entered the ark. And then, suddenly there was destruction! The flood was upon them! It was too late to repent!
We are living in the fullness of that time now. Today our world is no different from Noah’s day. We are lovers of self and pleasure. Men desiring men and women desiring women. Shedding of innocent blood in the womb. Good is bad and bad is good. Everyone doing what they think is right in their own eyes and political correctness justifies it all! Take a look at the news, famine and plagues, much violence and lawlessness, human beings are slaughtered like chicken in broad daylight, right in the middle of the city! What other signs do we need? God is giving us plenty of warning signs. The water level is rising! But are we taken heed of the coming destruction? Is the world paying attention to signs of the end times indicating the return of Jesus Christ?
The sad thing is, most of the Church has become indifferent about the second coming. Many of us are busy building our own kingdoms instead of building the Kingdom of God. We are busing building reputation and popularity status. We will rather be celebrated than persecuted. Jesus said if you are of the world the world will love you. But if we are truly of Christ, we won’t shy away from being mocked and persecuted. (John 15:19-20). There is nothing wrong with drinking and eating, buying and selling, planting and harvesting, marrying and more. But we are called to make the Kingdom of God our first priority! (Matthew 6:33). Jesus has commissioned us as His Church, He has given us the Authority to go and make disciples of the nations. (Matthew 28:19-20).
In Mark 16:20, the Bible says as the Apostles went, God confirmed His Word. Beloved, be encouraged, as we respond to the commission to go, the Lord will also work wonders through us. Jesus will use us to save the lost, heal the sick and deliver people from demonic oppressions. Every believer is called to this task. You and I have been given the responsibility of preaching the good news to the lost without delay! Deep darkness is upon the people and we are compelled by Jesus to go in haste and rescue them! As the church, we are called to be the city of light set on the hill, so that those in darkness can see and run to safety in Jesus Christ.
In closing, please allow me to leave this echo from Spungeon in your heart. “If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.” (Charles Spungeon).
Prayer confession: Father thank you for your light in me. I rejoice that my life is for glorifying your name on the earth and for eternity. Lord visit the foundation of my life and up root anything you have not planted. Cut off every dead branch and make me a fruitful vine in your kingdom. I declare, darkness will not prevail over my life and family. I am the head not tail and the devil is under my feet! The joy of the Lord is my strength. I am more than a conqueror, for greater is Christ in me than the devil that is in world! In Jesus Name. Amen!
“The fruit of the [uncompromisingly] righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise captures human lives [for God, as a fisher of men—he gathers and receives them for eternity].” (Proverbs 11:30). AMP
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